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Dams
technologies

Dams [Cape Verde]

Infrastructure of stone, mortar and concrete, built along the waterline, with the aim of retaining sediment dragged by water runoff.

  • Compiler: Jacques Tavares
Reforced terraces for stone walls
technologies

Reforced terraces for stone walls [Cape Verde]

Platforms created in series along the slopes, separated by punch of stone, vertical, reduced the length of slopes and facilitating the infiltration of water and increasing production

  • Compiler: Jacques Tavares
Muret
technologies

Muret [Cape Verde]

Small walls of stone built on hillsides with slopes generally greater than 40%, second-level curves, which ensures a good infiltration and contributes to reducing the erosive power of water runoff.

  • Compiler: Jacques Tavares
Aloe Vera Living Barriers
technologies

Aloe Vera Living Barriers [Cape Verde]

It is a technique which uses the structure of a cross-slope barrier of Aloe vera to combat soil erosion by decreasing surface wash and increasing infiltration.

  • Compiler: Jacques Tavares
Afforestation
technologies

Afforestation [Cape Verde]

Afforestation is one of the key technologies to address the fragility of ecosystems: it provides better protection against erosion and makes better use of rainfall in order to maintain the sustainability of agricultural systems.

  • Compiler: Jacques Tavares
Barreiras Vivas de Leucaena
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Barreiras Vivas de Leucaena [Cape Verde]

Vegetative measure based on the planting of the bush, Leucaena leucocephala, on line along the level curves in the steep slopes

  • Compiler: Jacques Tavares
Crop rotation with legumes
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Crop rotation with legumes [Chile]

Biological Nitrogen Fixation (BNF) of legumes as a source of N in crop rotations with cereals in Mediterranean Chile

  • Compiler: Carlos Ovalle